Monday, May 18, 2009

The Lost Critter: Street Art Project

Lee Krasner: "You've done it, Pollock. You've cracked it wide open."

the lost and found project

I imagine that is the sentence every artist would love to hear. The Lost Critter Project certainly is not the project that is cracking anything in the art world wide open. However, on a personal level, it is a step closer to combining my pop expressionist critters with an interactive environment.

The Lost Critter Project




Twenty two critters were created and placed at various location in Downtown Apex, NC. On benches, curbs, on top of newspaper boxes, on brick wall and even tied to poles and street signs.

the lost critter street art project

the lost critter street art project

Each critter held a sign that read:

Help! I'm Lost!
Thank goodness you found me! Please take me back to the Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 North Salem Street in downtown Apex. I miss my brothers and sisters!

the lost critter street art project


Back at the Halle Cultural Arts Center we place a Lost & Found box with the hopes that some of the critters might be found and returned to the gallery, where it just so happened, we were exhibiting.

the lost critter street art project
the lost critter street art project

To date, 18 of the original 22 have been returned. So keep looking :)


the lost critter street art project
the lost critter street art project
the lost critter street art project
the lost critter street art project

7 comments:

C.R. Evers said...

Those lil' guys are so adorable! I wanna find one and keep it for myself!!!!

Congrats on a successful return of your critters. May they all find their way home.

P.S. I blogged this.

Kelly said...

What an amazing project! Your son did an excellent job on the video, creativity obviously runs in your family! Take this show on the road after all the critters are found, bring them to another town! :)

Connie said...

I've always wanted to do this; I think your project's great!

krisztina maros said...

such a lovely idea! fantastic! i remember well the sentence from the movie "Pollack" - that was a really beautiful and so touching story...

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

These are simply delicious! How clever you are! This is amazing work!

Tif said...

Wonderful! So clever!

Rui Sousa said...

Lovely one, really well done, it´s a pleasure to see such a well done work!